Abstract

A design principle for an integrated optic array illuminator is presented, and an array illuminator which can generate uniform beams with 100% power efficiency has been designed. It was found that there exists a tradeoff relationship between the beam compression ratio and the maximum number of beams available. Based on this relationship, the possibility and limitation of the proposed scheme are discussed.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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